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good morning, america. deep freeze. 23 states blasted by arctic cold. temperatures plunging way below zero. dangerous ice taking hold. teams of snowplows on the march. our extreme weather team is tracking the path of that polar express. decision day for a heisman hopeful. florida's attorney general, to announce whether star quarterback jameis winston will be charged with sexual assault. all coming as the florida state seminoles sit atop the college football rankings. new this morning, celebrity chef nigella lawson back on the stand. she revealed she did use cocaine but insists she does not have a drug problem. and what she claims really sparked these shocking images with her ex. get your motor running. it's the all-american car, hitting the road with a brand-new look. are you ready for the souped-up dream machine?
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the iconic mustang, the brand-new 2015 model, about to be revealed, live right here, in times square. we have one big reveal today and two big welcomes. welcome back amy robach in for lara today. you look fantastic and you're up earl, ready to work. >> i have to tell you, i haven't felt this good in lots of weeks. and especially to be around all of you. thank you for having me. very, very happy to hear that alarm clock this morning at 4:00 a.m. >> that will last for a day. >> i know you're going to share more with us. but it's wonderful to have you back here with us. >> thank you. and we bid a sweet farewell to sam yesterday. are you wearing the galoshes, ginger zee? >> i have them back there. don't worry.
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they're ready for when we need them. so no worries. and i'm so humble to be here to join the greatest team in america. >> we're happy to have you. >> awesome to see you. >> thank you. >> great to see you. >> thank you. >> we're really sorry about the hazing. find the coldest place. >> we'll get a little more today. >> and to be honest, finding the coldest place in america, you could pick many, many different states. >> you could. and that's the thing. this storm, you think has it had its time already? it's been nasty. and it's only going to get nastier. let me show you what's happening. it's not just cold. now, we're talking 17 states with some kind of winter watch advisory or warning. and it is moving as deep south as texas, as far east as ohio. we're talking about ice starting tonight into tomorrow, which we'll get into. but it's that cold that you were mentioning that you saw me standing in yesterday. it feels like it is 28 below in denver. the windchill. and that's where we find our clayton sandell. >> reporter: good morning, ginger. overnight here in denver, the low temperature record was smashed. the new record, minus 14 degrees.
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all that arctic air here is feeling less like a cold snap and more like a cold slap. icy invasion. at least 23 states, from california to michigan, being assaulted by one of the coldest air masses in decades. temperatures in some areas expected to drop 30 to 50 degrees in as little as 12 hours. >> i can feel the truck kind of sliding. >> reporter: treacherous roads in the twin cities, attacking drivers. highways littered with icy spinouts. >> oh. we're going to hit. we're going to hit. oh. >> reporter: teams of snowplows marching out in full force. and so many vehicles there, struggling to break free of nearly half a foot of snow. here in colorado, sub zero windchills. and in parts, up to a foot of snow. on the frigid streets of denver, the salvation army is helping homeless people find shelter. >> when you get cold snaps like this, it's very dangerous. >> reporter: and 25-mile-per-hour winds kicking
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up icy waves along lake superior. making it look more like an ocean than a lake. and, ginger, in honor of your first day, we decided why not show off some of our favorite tv cold weather demonstrations. so, here you go. in about ten minutes outside, we made ice cubes. and of course, we have the hammer made from a frozen banana. and my personal favorite, the frozen t-shirt. the bottom line is, for millions of people are going to be seeing wicked cold temperatures in the next few days. ginger? >> clayton, thank you. of course i love that stuff. in about eight months, denver, you'll be doing the fried egg on a sidewalk. let's talk about what happens before then. it's the ice we're concerned about. and it starts tonight through early tomorrow. it's more than a half-inch in little rock. this gets on trees. it gets on power lines and you have major problems. you could see up to an inch adding up into parts of western kentucky. this could put out power. we're going to be talking about this storm through the week.
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beginning of the weekend, really. on top of it, it's minimal snow. but it's snow. we're not into real winter yet. but it feels like it. i have more coming up. today, we're going to be 60 in new york. >> we're just showing off. >> thank you, ginger. we get the latest on that truck packed with dangerous nuclear material, stolen in mexico. it was found abandoned with some of the radioactive material missing. no sign, yet, of the gunmen who stole it. abc's chief justice correspondent pierre thomas has been tracking the story from the start. he joins us now. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, george. it's been an incredible 24 hours with that lethal material stolen. and now, apparently recovered. the thieves are still on the run. but they are now in grave danger. mexican authorities discovered the stolen truck and the highly radioactive material, cobalt 60, abandoned in the countryside, not far from mexico city. it culminated in the huge search and manhunt that spanned six states and mexico, and has some officials worried about the prospects of the stolen radioactive material being used
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to make a so-called dirty bomb. >> it's a lot of radioactivity. you could get a lethal dose in just a few minutes from being exposed to this source. >> reporter: authorities say the container carrying the cobalt was found less than a mile from the truck. the thieves opened the container and left the lethal material on the ground, apparently all of it recovered. police are actively checking mexican hospitals for evidence of anyone suffering from radiation exposure. the device was stolen on its way from tijuana en route to a radioactive waste storage facility not far from mexico city. monday, two armed men confronted the truck driver at this remote gas station. the gunmen took off with the truck and its cargo. authorities don't know who they are or if they even knew the radioactive material was onboard. mexican officials suspect the theft was a carjacking and that the thiefs were more interested in stealing the truck than the device. >> it's still an extremely dangerous situation.
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the area where the material was found is surrounded. and the recovery and cleanup may take days to complete. george? >> pierre, thanks very much. let's get today's other top stories from josh. we're going to begin with breaking if yous here. an american teaching in an international school in benghazi, libya. was shot and killed while he was out jogging. the associated press said the teacher was from texas and taut chemistry. today's attack not far from last week's attack. there's no claim for the responsibility of the shooting. we'll have updates as news becomes available. and a massive cyberattack, targeting websites we just every day. hackers have stolen the user names and passwords for nearly 2 million accounts in total at facebook, google, twitter, yahoo! and linkedin. perhaps you've heard of a few of them. the hackers installed a virus on computers around the world to capture log-in information and route that information to servers they had set up. also targeted, the payroll service company adp. meaning some workers' paychecks
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may have been exposed as well. so, what can you do? you can update your anti-virus software. and change your password. the most common password of hacked accounts is 123456. can't imagine why. thousands of workers at fast food chains such as mcdonald's and burger king are walking off the job today, demanding pay raises. but the question this morning, how much would an increase in their pay end up costing you, the consumer. abc's rebecca jarvis here in new york, with some insight there. good morning to you, rebecca. >> reporter: hi, josh. good morning to you. a typical fast food worker in america makes about $9 an hour. but even those who support their efforts to increase their wages say that that would increase, if they were to increase those wages, that would increase the price of fast food by 20% if these workers were to get what they want. protests across the country this morning. scenes like this in new york, expected in 100 cities, including chicago, denver, houston and l.a., with fast food restaurant employees walking out
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of work and on to picket lines. >> until we lift workers up and give them wages they can live off of, there won't be a true recovery from the greatest recession since the depression. >> reporter: protesters say a typical cashier or cook makes less than $19,000 a year. about $1,000 below the poverty line for a family of three. they want the minimum wage more than doubled. from $7.25 an hour to $15. now, the president is joining the conversation. >> we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off. and are living at or barely above poverty. >> reporter: the national association of restaurants are fighting back. saying dramatic increases in starting wage will increase prices for restaurant meals and lead to fewer jobs created. and one of the reasons you're seeing scenes like this all
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across the country is that restaurants have been one of the few places to show the biggest signs of job growth since the great recession. so, more and more american families, josh, are having to rely on those jobs to get by. >> rebecca jarvis in new york. thank you for that. meanwhile a desperate rescue effort resume this morning to save dozens of whales stranded in the florida everglades after swimming to shallow water. you see some of them there. two beached whales there. wildlife workers have not been able to coax the surviving whales back to open water. we'll have updates throughout the morning here. and finally, this could be victoria's real secret. if you'll forgive me. a former employee at the lingerie chain said that workers there are trained to treat men and women differently. tell only women about special sales promotions. the thinking is, and stay with me, it's rather scientific. men who are always awkward in
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that store will pay anything just to get what they came for and get out of that store as quickly as possible. while the stores will not comment, i can offer a focus group of one when i say, yep. yep. >> scientific. >> scientific. science, robin. >> that's it. thank you, josh. now, to the latest on the sexual assault allegations against jameis winston, the florida state football star, who is a heisman trophy candidate. prosecutors say they will announce today whether they will bring charges. abc's matt gutman is here and has the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this announcement could change the lives of both jameis winston and his still anonymous young accuser. if he is charged, winston's college football career could be over. if he's exonerated, it could end with a heisman and a national championship. it's not a pass on the gridiron but a press conference that could determine jameis winston's fate later today. the state attorney on the case will announce whether or not the florida state seminoles heisman
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hopeful will face charges of sexual assault from a fellow student, just a day after winston was named conference player of the year. that state attorney telling reporters wednesday, we think we've exhausted all investigative tools. on tuesday, he said his investigation was not based on a football schedule or anyone else's calendar. a reference not only to the seminoles' shot of a national title but the 19-year-old quarterback's campaign for the heisman trophy, which goes to the best college football player, nine days from now. >> i pressured him to hurry the investigation. i know the media has the questions. and i know he has a desire to get this off his plate. >> reporter: that decision on charges coming as winston's florida state seminoles secured the top rank in college football for the first time in 13 years this week. >> if jameis winston were to be charged with a felony, he would not be eligible to play. >> reporter: according to the police report, the accuser was raped in december of 2012. it took her a month to identify winston. but when she did, her attorney
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says detectives warned that tallahassee was a big football town. and that the alleged victim needed to think long and hard about a complaint because her life would be made miserable. winston's attorney acknowledging the two had sex but insist it was consensual. >> he would like to put closure to this. so he can move forward. >> reporter: most legal analysts we've spoken to agree that if winston were to face charges, there wouldn't be a press conference. the state attorney would likely have arrested him by now. and despite allegations, jameis winston is still the favorite to win the heisman. >> okay, matt. thank you. going to bring in abc's dan abrams right now. a lot has been made of the timing. prosecutors have maintained that has nothing to do with their actions. >> they just got this case a few weeks ago. this has been a long-time investigation. but from their perspective, just the prosecutors, they've only been formally investigating this for a number of weeks. they're saying, look. back off, to some degree. all of you suggesting that this
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is somehow related to the heisman or to the championship game, et cetera. this is, in their view, a very typical investigation in a high-profile case with difficult facts, where they need to take a little bit of time. but they've now come forward. and i give them that credit to that degree. i don't believe that the timing here is somehow connected to the championship game or the heisman voting, et cetera. >> the length of the investigation that you're talking about and we heard in matt's piece, that the alleged assault took place december of last year. january, she identified winston. february, it was ruled an inactive case but not closed. is that unusual? and does what -- is it the victim or winston -- how are they affected by the length of this? >> it is unusual. but remember, let's distinguish the police department from the d.a.'s office, the attorney general's office. you can criticize the police department and say they should have done things that they didn't do. they shouldn't have done things that they did do, et cetera. now, it's in the hands of the
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prosecutors, which is almost a separate investigation. >> have we been given any indication what might happen today? >> most people watching this think there won't be charges. but we'll see. >> thanks, guys. we'll turn to the frantic search under way in central idaho for the missing plane carrying a silicon valley executive and his family. the plane took off sunday night from oregon but never made it to its destination in montana. authorities detected a faint signal from the plane's emergency beacon. and today, the search enters its fourth day. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: new video by search and rescue teams show how cold and rugged it is where dale smith's plane vanished sunday. >> i'm dale, and this is my family. wrt smith, seen here in this home video, was by all accounts an exceptionally experienced pilot. this morning, his family, including a daughter, who has been fighting cancer, is just clinging to hope. >> our hearts are breaking.
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we just want our family back. >> reporter: smith was flying home from thanksgiving with his son, daughter and their significant others, headed from oregon to butte, montana, when he radioed in that he was having engine trouble near yellow pine, idaho. emergency officials have put five planes and two helicopters in the air with infrared radar, looking for signs of life in the rugged terrain. ground teams have been searching, as well. but with temperatures dropping below zero, it is not easy-going, and relatives are scared. >> we don't know if they've got food. we don't know how injured they are. >> reporter: the search continues this morning. but time may be running out. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> our thanks to neal. and now, to the latest on actor paul walker's death and that of his friend. the results of the star's autopsy revealed on wednesday. and overnight, an emotional tribute from the cast, now one of the top videos on youtube, as universal pictures says, it's
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stopping production on the latest fast and furious movie. david wright has the story. >> reporter: a viral video tribute, repurposed from the "fast & furious" movies. >> the most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. >> reporter: and posted to youtube by the cast. >> salute. >> reporter: an emotional farewell to a co-star gone too soon in a real-life fiery crash. universal pictures has announced it is temporarily shutting down production of "fast & furious 7," while the cast and crew mourn paul walker's death. >> they have to figure out what the story is going to be, whether they're even going to keep him in the movie at all, and they want a little bit of time to make those decisions. >> reporter: this, as walker's real-life girlfriend appeared in public for the first time since the accident. appearing somber outside walker's family home. the l.a. coroner has ruled the cause of death was traumatic and thermal injuries. the car, driven by walker's
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friend, race car driver roger rodas, who also died, ran into a fixed object. their deaths have been ruled accidental. but toxicology tests won't be back for up to two months. the "fast & furious" star's sudden death has cast a shadow over the $2.3 billion movie franchise that rocketed walker to fame. part of the problem, it's hard now to watch scenes like this, without thinking of how walker died. universal says part of the proceeds from "fast & furious 6" will go to walker's charity. for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, hollywood. >> our thanks to david. time, now, for the weather again. ginger, we were talking about this cold. but the rain that goes along with it. >> right. because you got that front end of it and you're just warming up. we're talking up to three inches of rain. let me show you who is going to get this. there are flood watches going out, and hospitals of folks in west virginia and in parts of tennessee valley that are going to get two to three inches. right in that red zone, along that cold front. it's the cold front that has the cold stuff and the ice on the
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back end. and the warmth that i mentioned. we want to bask in it. and please do because it's not going to stick around for long. 65 in washington, d.c. today. 71 for raleigh. atlanta, 70. look at boston. way above average at 51. your local forecast is coming up in just 30 seconds. good thursday morning opinion i'm meteorologist lisa argen. subfreezing temperatures with a freeze warping through 9:00 this morning and then again
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overnight. chilly temperatures this afternoon and we could see rain tomorrow maybe mixing with snow at times. 50 today for a high in fremont, just 48 in san jose. we'll clear it out but still chilly for the weekend. maybe some mixed precip early saturday and the warmer weather, well, not till the >> high temperature today in minneapolis, it's 8. and i mentioned, you've got to take extra time. get outside in the northeast if you want to bask in it because it's going somewhere. and i'll tell you when. >> ginger, thanks. coming up, celebrity chef nigella lawson on the stand. what she says about her drug use. and the shocking pictures with er ex-husband that sparked so many headlines. also ahead, the bizarre case of a prominent houston doctor charged with breaking into another doctor's home. why she did it. and inside the cult of warren jeffs. his former insiders talking about the renegade sect and its jailed leader. and, take a look. in the pre-dawn, a big ford truck. what could be inside?
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return home after a fire. firefighters think an electrical malfunction between the walls of a first-floor unit are to blame. one person is being treated for injuries. in stockton, a man wanted for attempted homicide in san jose is dead after being shotted a killed by a police officer on interstate 5. police say he led the patrol on a chase, got out of the car with a knife and was shot after refusing to put the weapon down. leyla has the latest on traffic. looks like i-5 is still going to be shut down in the southbound direction at monty diablo avenue. use your detours to get around that. here at home, we have areas of black ice reported along the peninsula. northbound along 280 this is north of highway 92. caltrans is out there with some flares so watch out for that. eric? >> thank you. when we come
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there she is. nigella lawson headed back into court this morning. big revelations from her on the stand. said she did use cocaine. but denies having a drug problem. also takes us behind the scenes of the shocking photos right there with her ex-husband. explains her take on what really happened. we'll have all of the details ahead. >> there were a lot of details, ahead. and two, big welcomes this morning. ginger zee taking over for the extreme weather team. >> good job. >> sorry about that. >> i learned a thing or two from sa sam. >> if it wasn't 7:31, i'd walk off right now. >> you stay right where you are, young man. and it's great to have amy back. >> thank you. thank you. >> you couldn't wait to get back
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to work. >> i was so excited when the alarm went off this morning. tomorrow we'll see what happens. >> on assignment. >> you know, you want to get back to work. you do. and you and i both know, you need some normalcy. you need your schedule back, even if it starts this early. >> will you do a tease then? how normal is that? >> i feel good. coming up, we'll have a rare look inside the cult that is run by warren jeffs. he is behind bars. now, two former members are speaking out about how they broke free. and they're trying to help so many others escape this cult. >> great to see you. also, we'll take a look. take a look. that truck, escorting a 50th anniversary model of an all-american icon. a half-century in the making, entirely remodeled its ford mustang. it's coming here. the worldwide reveal of a brand-new car ahead, as the truck makes its way through the streets of new york.
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which has no traffic on it. >> it should be here on time. >> okay, guys. thanks. we're going to begin with the latest on nigella lawson, back on the stand today at the fraud trial of her former assistants. after hours of questioning, where it seemed like she's the one on trial. lama hasan is right outside the court in london with the story. >> reporter: appearing confident and fiery in the courtroom, it was the celebrity chef's chance to hit back. this morning, she told the court that she's, quote, not proud of taking drugs. but that i would rather be honest than ashamed. not bullied with lies. on wednesday, lawson made some explosive admissions. saying she had used cocaine a total of seven times. and, quote, smoked the odd joint. nigella lawson is insisting she does not have a drug problem. explaining to the jury, quote, the idea that i'm a drug addict or habitual user of cocaine is absolutely ridiculous. adding, i didn't have a drug problem. i had a life problem. slamming her former husband,
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multimillionaire media mogul, charles saatchi, who she refers to as mr. saatchi. nigella told the court the last time she used cocaine was just over three years ago. i felt, how can i put this, subjected to intimate terrorism by mr. saatchi. i felt totally isolated, in fear, and just unhappy. >> my coffee ice cream is really simple. >> reporter: the 53-year-old tv cook and author is giving evidence in the trial of her two former assistants. elisabetta and francesca grill who have pleaded not guilty of defrauding her and her ex-husband of a million dollars. but it's her rocky relationship with saatchi that is front and center. she testified to confiding in one of the sisters that saatchi would shout and swear at her at home. today, she also testified about these shocking images, taken this summer. insisting, quote, mr. saatchi was not examining me for cocaine.
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she said, that was a story he made up when she wouldn't clear his name. while nigella lawson is once again, defiantly denying those claims made by her former husband, charles saatchi today, saying, it is not true that he was getting cocaine out of my nose and i was completely off my head for ten years. and nigella is due to finish giving evidence later today. >> lama, thanks. dan abrams back for more on this. you were talking about this yesterday. you said this trial could hinge on whether or not the jury believes the allegations of drug use. and she was forced to admit something. >> the issue isn't drug use, it's drug abuse. she could have used drugs. and that doesn't change the fact of this particular case. the issue is, was she abusing drugs so badly to the fact that she wouldn't have remembered giving permission or that things were so out of control. let's keep the focus here. this is a fraud trial. this is about whether they're misusing credit cards. you can't buy illegal drugs with credit cards.
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so, you've got to ask yourself how directly relevant is this going to be to the charges at hand. >> she walked that line pretty well. >> yeah. i think she had to make some level of admission on that. the question is, how much weight are the jurors going to give this? this is the problem if you're in a position like hers in cooperating with authorities in a prosecution like this. you have to say to yourself, is it worth it? but remember, these are personal assistants. so, everything becomes personal. so, everything in her life, they were helping run everything. so, it all becomes relevant to some degree. >> she ends up paying a price. >> impossible position she's in here. >> she sure is, dan. okay. thanks very much. to the tangled relationship between three houston doctors that ended in criminal charges for a prominent radiologist. a doctor stands accused of threatening a fellow radiologists and breaking into her home. ryan owens has that story for us. >> reporter: she was featured on tlc's "untold stories of the
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e.r." at 42, angela siler-fisher is the award-winning director of emergency medicine at one of houston's biggest hospitals. but police say earlier this week, the doc who is also a mother of two, lost her cool. investigators say dr. fisher started harassing dr. marcelle mallery, who used to work with fisher's husband, brandon, at this radiology clinic. according to this charging document, dr. fisher called dr. mallery twice, threatening to hurt her. investigators say she then sent her 25 text messages, including a picture of the inside of mallery's bedroom. >> rage overtakes emotion. and when that happens, it doesn't matter how high your i.q. is. that overtakes everything. >> reporter: investigators say mallery home surveillance camera showed dr. fisher illegally entering the house by kicking in the doggy door. she then allegedly wrote home
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wrecker and another word we can't repeat in red lipstick on the bathroom mirror. dr. fisher is free after posting a small bond on two misdemeanors. trespassing and harassing. she has not entered a plea. and no one involved in the case will comment. but fisher's employer, the baylor college of medicine, did issue a statement calling this a private matter that does not impact her work. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> we'll see what happens. >> yeah. and time, now, for the weather again. and, ginger zee, i know on the weekends, you like to stump your fellow anchors. we turn the tables a little bit here. and try and stump you. in fact, one of our viewers, kim from north carolina, she tweeted this picture. this is the music. we don't have the skinny mic. >> oh, yes. >> she says this guy made her nervous. what kind of clouds are those, ginger zee? >> and, kim, it should make you nervous. this is a common cloud.
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it happens in thunderstorms. it's a shelf cloud. from years of storm chasing, that's a shelf cloud. >> get that weak stuff out of here. >> going to stump me, right? we have a lot to do in the weather forecast. it is not just all about clouds. it is about cold. i'm going to be stumping you. all of you. >> uh-oh. >> i know, right? the quizzes are coming. i have to tell you about the arctic blast. and you guys are going to like this. maybe not. but look at this. southern california, we're talking sacramento, this morning, could break records that are more than 40 years old. sacramento could dip there close to the mid-20s. look at the numbers. 40 in palm springs. 42 this morning in los angeles. >> we know it's cold out west. we've been harping on that for days. look at some of the numbers. chicago,
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good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist lisa argen. waking up to subfreezing temperatures and a freeze warning through 9:00. by noontime, we're still in the low to mid-40s, and temperatures this afternoon >> this weather report, brought to you by big >> this weather report, brought to you by big lots. and i do. i love that game. it's "name that cloud." maybe we bring it back. i don't know. >> the difficulty is going to go up. >> we're being nice now. >> way up. coming up, inside the cult run by warren jeffs. two former members speaking out about how they broke free are trying to help others escape. e are trying to help others escape.
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famous footwear. victory is yours. we're back at 7:43 with a rare look inside the secretive and abusive polygamous sect controlled by warren jeffs. he's behind bars now. but two of his nephews are speaking out about how they escaped the church. cecilia vega has the story. >> reporter: we're entering the community ruled by warren jeffs.
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even though we're on a public road, the message is clear. we're not welcome here. they did that because of us? >> yeah. >> reporter: our every move watched. >> see the top of that flag pole? that's a camera. >> reporter: and somebody's watching us right now? >> yeah. we're watching them watch us. >> reporter: matt and zach are two of one of jeffs' many nephews. and now, his worst enemy. >> he used god's name to brainwash people. >> reporter: you say brainwash, you say these people you grew up with are brainwashed? >> yeah. i was brainwashed, to where i was terrified of leaving the community. >> reporter: they broke free from this flds community where the belief is, men with more wives are more likely to go to heaven. >> my dad has nine wives and around 62 kids. >> reporter: now, they're returning for the first time. you're nervous about this? >> the family will look at us differently like we are the most wicked people on earth. >> reporter: they are part of a group of formerly faithful on a mission to help others who may want to get out, too.
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is warren jeffs a prophet? >> no. >> reporter: what is he? >> he's a psychopath. >> reporter: it is a real-life drama, playing out on a new tlc show, "breaking the faith." >> i overheard the girls in church talking about how they wanted to leave the group. i wanted to leave, too. but i was afraid to say anything. >> reporter: why doesn't a girl who is 20, 21 years old, get up and go? >> they don't know where to go. >> the only thing they know is the bedroom, the kitchen and the laundry room. and that's it. that is all they know. >> reporter: they say warren jeffs, serving life in prison for sexually assaulting young girls, still calls the shots from behind bars. >> there's been no marriages. >> reporter: really? >> he's the only one that can do the marriages. they can't have kids, either. >> reporter: he controls that? >> yeah. >> reporter: has anyone had a child since he left? >> not that i know of. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, utah. >> that is fascinating and chilling stuff.
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you'll see more of cecilia's report tonight on "nightline." coming up, "play of the day." if you -- who didn't love "a christmas story"? >> oh, yeah. i triple dog dare you to go somewhere, america. [ daughter ] my dad always talks about the deal he and mom made with me when i was ten. he said, "you get the grades to go to college -- and we'll help out with the school of your choice." well, i got the grades and, with dad's planning and a lot of hard work, i'm graduating today with a degree in marine biology.
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to stick your tongue on that pole. >> this is not -- >> most people are freaking out because they think that's a germ-infested subway pole. they know it. just so you know, it was a prosthetic tongue. there's a fireman that comes on. improv everywhere, bravo. please, please keep them coming. >> that was great. ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. bay area residents facing freezing temperatures again this morning, even colder, in fact. look at this, sky sky over mineta san jose airport a short time ago where crews have been de-icing planes preparing for departure. how often do we see that? let's check in with meteorologist lisa argen. broke a record there, 29 degrees the official temperature the in san jose, mid-20s in santa rosa and up to 41 in san francisco. highs today just in the upper 40s, so bundle up. leyla? we have a new accident in
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and we have a superhero-sized hour ahead. two world exclusives. so, get the motor running. it's the all-american car. it's been a dream machine on the big screen and on the open road. now, ford is about to reveal a brand-new look for the iconic mustang. you'll see it first, right here, live. and our spitedy sense is stingling. the world premiere of the souped-up sequel of "the amazing spider-man" is about to debut right here. as we say -- >> good morning, america. i believe that was a police escort. >> trying to get here. >> it has to get here. that ford truck is getting here.
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inside is the 50th, 5-0, 50th anniversary model of the all-american icon. we're talking about the brand-new, totally remodeled ford mustang. >> the new ford mustang 2015 about to be revealed live right here. that crowd cannot wait. when you talk about the american car. it is the mustang. as josh said, it's been a star on so many screens for so many years. what does the new one look like? we're going to find out in just a couple of minutes when that truck rolls in. >> robin, when you sat down today, you admitted to the car geekness. and you are fired up for this. >> i can't wait to see it. >> come on out. >> i will. also, your eyes do not deceive you. that is one amy robach. yeah. back with us. yeah. "people" magazine cover girl. looking fabulous. >> you look great. it is great just to be here with you. >> thank you. also great, the hazing lasts
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until monday. look who else is back. >> hey. guess what i got. the boots. >> they made it all the way back. >> do we have the video? honestly, who knew that sam champion had such a big arm? i'll tell you what. 2,000 miles later, they're there. >> oh. magic. >> and i brought them back, right here. >> that was great. >> i'm so honored to be here. >> i thought you would like to be in a place that's not 5 degrees. >> they will get lots of use. >> definitely got in the holiday spirit, ginger, with all of the snow falling. and "gma" is helping you rock the holidays with great gifts for your present list. all $35 or less. yes. >> we're in. we have the elves all month. >> exactly. let's get news from josh. >> i don't mean to steal your story, ginger. but the big story this morning, the dangerous ice storm that ginger has been warning us all about. millions could lose power as this storm moves from oklahoma to ohio. temperatures in parts of the rockies and the dakotas, meanwhile, plummeting well below zero. the red cross is now telling
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people to stay inside, if at all possible, as slick roads are being blamed, now, for hundreds of crashes. and have claimed at least six lives. ginger's complete forecast coming in just a moment. and the former head of the lapd is returning to new york city. bill bratton has been closen by the new mayor elect to lead the nypd. he served as police commissioner under rudy giuliani in the mid-1990s. and fast food workers here in the u.s. in some 100 cities, walking off the job today. in so doing, demanding higher pay. they want $15 an hour and the right to unionize. some experts warn if the workers get what they want, menu prices at those restaurants could rise by as much as 20%. and forestry officials in arizona are being fined more than $500,000 in connection with the deaths of those 19 elite firefighters last summer. investigators say that the
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forestry division disregarded rules and placed the protection of property above firefighters' safety. and the pregnancy rate among american women has dropped to a near-record low. a new government report has found a major drop, in fact, in teen pregnancies. and speaking of pregnancies, take a look at this. one mom in sacramento, delivering identical triplets, born, by the way, without the use of fertility drugs. the odds of that happening, one in a million or should we say, three in a million. and a stunning sight for you near san diego. stunning, but awesome. a megapod of dolphins caught on camera by a jet skier. that's just a few of the hundreds and hundreds of them, feeding near shore again. i would kill to be on that jet ski right now. and finally, she fought the law. and she won.
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kentucky grandma linda farley admittedly, likes to decorate her minivan with some bumper stickers. and other decorations. she admits it. she calls it her liberty van. she got a ticket in new jersey, where police claim those decorations were obscuring her view of the road. linda would hear none of it. fought for her own liberty and fought the ticket. driving 5,000 miles back and forth from kentucky to new jersey for the hearings. guess what she drove there and back. and persistence paid off. the judge dismissed the ticket. >> and no tickets on the way. >> free woman. >> maybe there's a new bumper sticker. >> i like what you did there. as long as it doesn't obscure your view of the road. >> thanks, josh. "pop news" coming up. first, let's get weather from ginger zee. and our viewers have been trying to stump ginger with their questions. we have one more. >> that music. >> what is this weather formation right here? >> oh, yes.
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i am very familiar with this. this is the obvious sharknado. >> yes, ginger. >> i cannot wait for the sequel. >> wondering what they were coming up with. >> i go with stratocumulus. >> that sounds good. you add any alto, you're good. we're actually seeing some low clouds. a lot of times people don't know this. but fog is a cloud. if you walk through it this morning, you're getting it. that's a picture of d.c. they're already in the 50s. have a lot of low-lying moisture. and it's just streaming up from the gulf. look at the rain that's going to happen today. and look at those temperatures so far above average. tomorrow washington, d.c. could be close to 70. as i mentioned earlier, it doesn't last long. that's tomorrow morning temperatures. all the way down to dallas, we're talking oklahoma city, very cold. midland, texas. and northern plains. they're sub zero and they're going to stay that way. i'm going to leave you with a look there across the nation. the big story is that ice
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happening tonight into tomorrow, for places like dallas, little rock into western tennessee. good thursday morning opinion i'm meteorologist lisa argen. subfreezing temperatures with a freeze warping through 9:00 this morning and then again overnight. chilly temperatures this afternoon and we could see rain tomorrow maybe mixing with snow at times. 50 today for a high in fremont, just 48 in san jose. we'll clear it out but still chilly for the weekend. maybe some mixed precip early saturday and the warmer wea >> whether you want to stump me, or whatever it is, i love seeing pics and tweets from all over the nation. just like we always do. >> keep them coming. amy, back to you. >> ginger, thanks so much. and here's what's ahead on the "gma morning menu." superstar recycler. how keira knightley made over her wedding dress for the red carpet. and time to rock the holidays. great gifts for $35.
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and yes, with our happy elves there. and the worldwide premiere of the brand-new mustang, as we celebrate 50 amazing years. all coming up here on "gma" in times square. stay with us. with us.
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we have the exclusive dvd, "spider-man 2." straight from his hand. here at "gma." >> let's watch. >> wow. >> every day, i wake up knowing that the more people i try to save, the more enemies i will make. and it's just a matter of time before i face those with more power than i can overcome. >> it's bigger than you. >> i made a choice. this is my path. >> soon everyone in the city will know how it feels to live in a world without mercy. without spider-man. >> ooh. >> that was our exclusive look at "spider-man 2," only here at "gma."
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how do you do it, josh? >> like this. >> josh told me yesterday. >> like this. that's the universal sign for spider-man. >> coolest sneak peek ever. >> i think people should be looking up, you know, if you're in manhattan. he's somewhere. where did he go? i know i'll be in theaters on may 2nd, when it opens nationwide, with the rest of my children. believe it or not, guy, if that wasn't enough, we actually have another big reveal in "pop news" this morning. i know we've been waiting for this. the global color authority has chosen their color of the year for 2014. this is what we are all going to be wearing. and i have some presents for you. but let's hear what the color is first. radiant orchid. >> what is that? >> you're about to find out. apparently, it's made its mark in the fashion world, appearing all in the spring shows. we have some radiant orchid gifts for all of you. let's see. we somewhere a radiant orchid tie for george. >> oh.
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this is great. >> and radiant orchid beautiful photograph to put in your office or wherever you would like. and, josh, a radiant orchid iphone cover. how about that? all from pantone. >> i used to call this purple. >> it's not pink. it's not purple. >> it's kind of violet/lavender. >> i like it. it's the new black. can we talk about what we're all superpumped about? "anchorman 2." i will be there. it's hitting theaters this month. the entire cast will be with us before the big premiere. one member of the bunch, paul rudd, is hosting "snl" this week. we're jazzed about this teaser. and let's all listen why. >> paul, did you do any research for your new movie, "anchorman 2"? >> yeah. i got up close and personal with a real news team. sometimes too close. >> what does that mean exactly? >> that's between me and george stephanopoulos. >> george, would you care to share? >> that's between me and paul rudd. >> oh. >> yeah.
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>> that was fun to see last night. >> that is amazing. that's incredible. that was great. did you see it? >> i got a lot of e-mails last night when it hit. >> when it hit. that's great. >> we'll get the full story on monday, apparently. >> in the "friends" episode. >> that wasn't me. >> it wasn't. ordering that pizza. you have to watch. you'll understand. amy, that was great "pop news." that was your first "pop news." >> my first "pop news." >> we're thrilled to have you back here. and on the cover of "people" magazine right now. there you are. looking gorgeous. >> thank you. >> also, telling just a -- it is a beautiful story. you open up about this challenge and how you're dealing with it. you look great. how are you feeling? >> thank you. i'm feeling really good. i was thinking about it. it's three weeks to the day that i went into surgery. right now, three weeks ago, i was in an operating room. and physically, i feel remarkably well.
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mentally, it's another challenge because that was phase one, as anyone who has gone through this battle, as robin has, knows that's the first step. but the next couple ones are going to be tougher. and mentally, i think, is the toughest part of it because, robin, you gave me some great advice. you have to go hour-by-hour on this one. day-by-day. and it forces you to live in the moment. i think that's a good lesson for everyone. if you look at the positive out of this, there are days if you let your mind wander, it's fairly devastating. but you keep your head together. you come into work. you hug your friends. and you're thankful to be where you are with your family and the people who matter. >> and the next step for you? >> the next step is chemotherapy. and that begins december 16th. i mentioned in the article that it had -- i made the choice to have the double mastectomy. and for me, it felt like the right choice. and it turned out to be the right choice. not only did they find another malignant tumor, they also saw problems in my left breast, as
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well, that looked like it was going to be problematic later on, as well. it also spread to my lymph node. and that was the devastating news for me. when i woke up, the first question i asked was, did it spread to my lymph nodes? that's the difference between chemo and no chemo. >> yes, it is. >> so, chemo begins for me in a little bit under two weeks. >> but you're working through it? >> i'm going to work through it. i saw robin do it. i know how strong you were. and you give me strength, robin, because it is important to get up and have something to do each day, even if you don't feel great. and even if you feel crappy. and they have all these new drugs to make it less difficult. i have four months of chemo. some people have it harder than i do. so, i will take it hour-by-hour. >> you are so strong. >> and seeing -- it was so great to see you. i know you came to see sam off yesterday. and to spend some time with you yesterday was terrific. and you did mention something. you mentioned the article, as well. you're really happy you had this mammogram when you did. you maybe wish you had it sooner. and i want to say today,
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speaking to the good folks in detroit, wxyz, pvi in philadelphia. they said so many viewers after your diagnosis and public sharing of the struggle, so many viewers said they went out and got their mammograms, as well. >> that is a powerful message. we talked about this. i had had that prescription for a full year. and i didn't go. and cancer spreads. and the sooner you get it, the better your prognosis. and with the fda regulations being that women can wait until they're 50, it was my excuse to say, eh, i can wait a couple years. some doctors say 40. some people say 50. maybe i'll split the difference. that could have meant, probably would have meant the difference between life and death for me. so, 40 for me was the right time. but 39 probably would have been better. >> and how happy we are to have you back. and your family, beautiful pictures in "people" magazine. >> thank you. >> they spent time with you over thanksgiving. and i know you're fighting for yourself. but you're fighting for them, as well.
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>> it was a very special thanksgiving. we went around and said what we're thankful for. we usually say, whatever happened that year. and i uttered words i never thought i would utter. and i'm thankful to be alive. and it's good to know that you get to be thankful to be alive. it's a reminder to all of us that you never know what's around the corner. >> and so are we. >> thank you. >> great to have you here. you wanted normalcy. we're going to give you normalcy. >> i love it. your wedding dress doesn't have to be a one-hit wonder, amy robach. actress keira knightley surprised fashion lovers when she got married in a dress she wore years before. and she has recycled that dress again. on the red carpet. this one's for you, amy. >> reporter: on the big screen, she's a vision of beauty in movies like "anna karenina." >> and you love me? >> yes. >> reporter: and "the duchess." >> that's great. >> reporter: but in real life, a-list actress keira knightley
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shocked when she wore this knee-length chanel dress on her wedding day. a dress she wore in 2008, pairing it back then with black tights. but perhaps the third time is perhaps the charm. dusting it off again, rocking the recycled gown down the red carpet. this time, she added a sheer beaded overlay. >> when you look at the dress itself, we're not talking about a princess diana ball gown encrusted in swaur often swarovski crystals and pearls. we're talking about a simple and stunning look. >> reporter: she's not the only one to wear the same dress more than once. kate middleton repurposed this pink dress in 2012. wearing it 2 times in just 11 days. and first lady michelle obama is a fan of this colorful frock. but is recycling your wedding dress a fashion faux pas or not? fashion expert cameron silver says, proceed with caution. >> make sure it still fits you. and hopefully, it's still in style.
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sometimes it takes a while for that garment to look current again. >> reporter: a few tips from this vintage gown guru. never wear the dress the same way twice. don't wear it in front of a similar group of people. and try modifying the length or removing the sleeves. >> i hope she inspires other women to be confident in recycling their clothing. especially clothing worn on memorable moments in their lives. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. we're not recycling gifts here, though. >> no. >> this is all about new gifts. and "gma" is rocking the holidays this morning. bringing you gift ideas for the ladies in your lives. and we're talking about perfect stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and special gifts for that special someone. here's the big thing. it's all priced $35 and under. that's amazing. kate dimmock, fashion director for "people style watch," pulled them all together for us. and we cannot wait to see what you have for us. >> and i can't wait to show you. >> i know, right?
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>> you can't afford not to get them. >> this is for the woman who has been bitten by the decorating bug. >> her sense of style extends beyond her wardrobe, we have found the perfect gift. thank you, josh. these are nate berkus for target. >> i love those. >> what's not to love? right? and gold, perfect for the holidays. but perfect year-round. but most perfect of all -- >> the price. >> oh, my goodness. amazing. >> $12.99 and $17.99 for the larger one. these are amazing. no one's going to think they're that inexpensive. >> four stars. we need to move on to something that women and especially my daughters, can't get enough of. >> exactly. >> this is happening to you, soon. >> yeah. you want to get it now. get this now. this is from elf. this is nine lip glosses in one set. for a girl who loves to play with makeup and maybe you don't know her exact shade. you're all covered here. but, best of all, again, $10!
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>> that's fantastic. >> incredible. >> that's a big stocking stuffer. >> she can take it with her to the belgian nuttery. >> style and comfort is next. >> yes. these are some good finds from old navy. everybody needs a comfy slipper on christmas morning. a big trend in gifting is monograms. "a" for amy. you are covered. >> and andrew. that could look good for him. >> exactly. >> merry christmas, andrew. here we go. >> and voila. >> $20. >> everybody's happy. everybody's a winner. old navy. >> that's incredible. >> $20 for the moccasins. less than $30 for the sweater. >> we have one more? we have two more. >> i'm still going with my monogram theme. these are from -- for the girl you -- you might not know exactly what she needs.
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this is a great option. and again, beautiful. right? >> quickly. >> $12. >> all right. and finally -- >> last of all, this is for the true party girl in your life. these are some -- they are $35. >> best of all. not only are they beautiful. but -- let's see. >> oh. >> for the party girl. >> while she does that, logon to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! full details. and she gets a bottle open, you have to logon to find out.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. many of the people tis placed by a fire in san leandro are returning home. it started shortly before 5:00 this morning at a complex on bangkok and 136th avenue. firefighters think an electrical problem in the walls of the unit started the blaze. one person was being treated for injuries. part of southbound interstate 5 in stockton remains closed after a 43-year-old man wanted for attempted homicide in san jose was killed by police. police say the suspect got out of his car with a knife following a chase and was shot by an officer after refusing to put the weapon down. a check on your thursday morning commute right now. it is thursday, right? here's leyla. indeed. >> i-5 in stockton at diablo is shut down until further notice. as we take you right now, sky
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7-hd live over hayward where a child is being treated by emergency responders after being hit bay vehicle near the off ramp from westbound highway 90. minor injuries are being reported. traffic not impacted at this time. >> okay. thank you, leyla. we'll check to those whoworried...... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"...
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but redwood city still nippy, 40 in san francisco. another freeze warning tonight. still ♪ oh, boy. >> an exclusive. one we're real fired up to show you. the worldwide premiere of the arguably most american of all cars, the brand-new mustang, celebrating the 50th anniversary. a half-century of the pony car. it is inside that truck. it has arrived. traffic was willing. it's been on the road all morning. but we are about to finally get that here. >> can't wait. it's burned into our culture, the mustang. we asked all of you, to send in your mustang snapshots and got some fantastic ones. >> we certainly did. check this out, from scott. an oldie but a goody.
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that's the beloved 1975 mustang. >> the next one from william. this is his 1985 mustang g.t. convertible. >> racing stripe. >> got to have the stripe. and this is from maria. this is her son's first car. she said she's just as proud of him as he is of that car. that's pride. >> a little. like to see the brand-new mustang coming -- >> whoa. it's going to be here in just a minute. jonah hill is here, as well. cannot wait to talk to him about his new movie. there's buzz about that right now. >> have you seen the trailer for that? >> the trailer of the year. trailer of the year. >> very good, jonah. very good. and we're excited, of course, to welcome ginger zee. she's been braving the elements here on abc, and on the weekend, for a couple of years now. this is the start of a brand-new chapter. she is officially joining our
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"gma" family five days a week. we want to take a look at our fearless, new meteorologist. >> now, it's no longer safe. this is all ocean coming over here. we know that at least six people are dead. 50-foot cliffs. inside the cloud, one of the possible tornadoes. we have a funnel moments ago. come with me. push all that water up on the barrier and over on the iconic atlantic city boardwalk. >> reporter: she's the new leader of abc's extreme weather team. >> oh, my gosh. look at that. this is all ocean coming over there. this is what atlantic city looks like. there is water absolutely everywhere. >> reporter: and a force of nature all her own. >> this state of emergency just now lifted. you can see behind me, a building that was an art gallery. imagine an eight-foot wall of water. >> reporter: for our ginger zee, there's no storm too daunting to follow. >> hear the hail. the hail here is wild. on i-44 south. they shut down the highway going north.
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this is a very serious situation. welcome back. meteorologist ginger zee. we're looking at clear skies across michigan. >> reporter: a passionate meteorologist, she's been covering the country's biggest weather events for years. >> has only just begun. >> reporter: joining our abc team two years ago. >> a sea of debris. it is one of hundreds, if not thousands of damaged homes and businesses. >> reporter: and when she's not chasing storms, she's chasing adventure. >> this is lookout mountain. we're going to make it runoff mountain. here we go. want to go again? i could do this all day. all day. >> reporter: and now, ginger is set to bring her fearlessness -- >> we're going to start in what you call the suicide seat? >> reporter: to our "gma" family every day.
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>> good morning, america. >> thumbs up. great. >> we know how incredible you are when it comes to the weather and to adventure. but we want our viewers to get to know you a little better. what better way to do that than with the lightning round? the questions. >> flashing lights. >> ginger zee, what's your go-to karaoke song? >> you don't want to hear me sing. but it has to be jewel, "you were meant for me." i do that in the shower all the time. >> we'll hear that at some point. guilty pleasure tv show? >> so many. probably "catfish." >> the last movie you watched? >> "the goonies." >> wow. these are shocking. >> that's my favorite. so -- >> "the goonies." >> a really young josh brolin in that. >> i knew that. fun fact. >> what is the square root of 406? no. i'm sorry. who is your celebrity crush?
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>> easy. justin timberlake. hey, j.t. >> oh. >> it makes all of the difference. >> 15 years. i don't know how long we've been together, justin. >> he just doesn't know it yet. you do know you are engaged. >> and he's married. i know. >> we live in the same neighborhood. i see you out running often times when you are in town. on your playlist, what's on your playlist? >> right now, "roar." still running to "roar." i know it's a little bit. >> i heard that song once. >> it's highly motivating. >> here's an unfair one. quirkiest habit? >> this gets me in trouble. when i brush my teeth, i squat. i do squats. i'm brushing my teeth. >> you're exactly right. that could get you in trouble. well done. >> that's great. >> she's doing -- >> does squats. >> she's multitasking. that's what it is.
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>> a dream vacation? dream vacation? >> dream vacation, greece. and i will -- >> maybe a happy one. >> you wanted to get to know me, right? >> yeah. the article of -- the article of clothing you can't live without? >> you really want to know that. >> sweat pants. i love sweat pants. >> strong. >> i want to live in them forever. >> and the final question, now that you're getting up way early and all week long, your ideal friday night? >> oh, my gosh. i haven't had one. i've always been a weekend meteorologist. so, i think sleeping first. >> and second and third? >> just being with my family and friends. i mean, being able to have that and not have to say, and i have to go to bed. >> late night on friday nights. you want to go to bed. >> the ideal friday night, a couch and bed. >> you have your dog, otis, with you now. >> a little sweetheart. he's almost 12.
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and he's the best. a black lab. i could not be happier. >> k.j. and otis, a little play date. we're going to do a long walk today. it is very mild in the northeast. i'm going to talk about what is going to happen in the world of weather. i want to see your pictures. one of the favorite things in life is interacting with people on twitter. seeing your videos and pictures. please, send them. look at that scene from eagle river, wisconsin. and the big story that we've got for you, the ice. this is going to happen, starting tonight, through early tomorrow. we're talking about a lot of weather. that means up to three-quarters of an inch or an inch in some of the south. we'll if be following that storm. and the bitter cold that pours in. look at the places like lexington, kentucky, in the 60s. dropping below freezing for highs by the time we reach the weekend. good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist lisa argen. waking up to subfreezing temperatures and a freeze warning through 9:00. by noontime, we're still in the low to mid-40s, and temperat
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>> this weather report has been brought to you by jared, the galleria of jewelry. now that i'm flushed and embarrassed slightly, we'll head outside to everybody and that mustang, josh. it's great to be out here. it's great to watch robin fan girl right now. it's terrific stuff. we've been tracking it all morning long through the streets of new york city. we're about to reveal, for the first time anywhere, the highly-anticipated 2015 ford mustang. this, the 50th anniversary. a half-century of america's iconic car. but first, what do you say we race down memory lane to find out more about -- >> the pony car. >> meet mustang. the ford mustang. >> reporter: it was 1964. and everything america thought about cars was about to change. >> a completely new breed of car. >> reporter: sure, it could be a family car. >> the car, the shelby mustang
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g.t. >> reporter: just when it seems the mustang couldn't get any cooler, carol shelby worked his magic on it. and the ford mustang g.t. 350 became a hollywood star. with steve mcqueen at its wheel in "bullitt." on the racetrack, mustang has taken the checkers more than 2,000 times. ♪ bought you a brand-new mustang ♪ >> reporter: and wilson picket gave the car its place in rock 'n' roll history. five decades of mustang. 50 years of history. she was gorgeous then. she's gorgeous now. joined by alan mulally, president and ceo of ford motor company, and maker of the mustang. great to have you here. >> great to be with both of you. >> great things. great things for america. sales on the rise across the board in the industry. and really more sales to come here. >> absolutely. our november sales were the highest we've ever had in
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november since 2004. and i think through this year, we'll be up nearly 12%, based on the strength of the product, starting with the mustang. >> starting with and perhaps ending with. robin, are you ready? >> can i do the vanna white? is it time for the big reveal? >> robin. >> the 2015 mustang, come on out. come on. >> the mustang is out of the corral. wow. >> this is out of the corral. it's out of the corral. thank you. it's gorgeous. >> look at her. we were all talking about it. an american icon. what do you think, alan? why the enduring popularity for this car? >> well, clearly, the mustang. we introduced the car. 50 years ago. and it changed the world because it's the first time that everybody could get access to a really neat sports car that was useful and was affordable, which was his dream to open up the highways to all mankind.
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>> and it's important to note, again, and the great city of detroit, wxyz watching there in detroit, born and bred. >> this is an american icon and a global passion. >> i love the lines. i love the lines. >> what's new? >> the lights on the back. completely independent rear suspension. the trunk that's useful. two seats in the back. >> i love that. >> and aviation-inspired cockpit. look at the cockpit. >> robin, knee-jerk review. what do you think? >> off the charts, baby. off the charts. >> this has to be, even as new products come off the line, this has to be especially exciting. >> josh, what is really neat is this is the heart and soul of ford motor company. when you walk into a ford showroom, today, from a fiesta up to an f-series, you can get the best cars and trucks of the world. there's the heart and soul of the ford motor company. >> she's beautiful. candy apple red. what do we think? i think we have a winner. congratulations. great having you here.
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>> thanks a lot. >> you can logon, goodmorningamerica.com. take another look. coming up here, jonah hill, live. go nowhere. >> new car smell. ed lg mego ken e 's
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back, now, with a favorite. actor jonah hill. oscar buzz building yet again for him. this time, for "the wolf of wall street." a star-studded cast with jonah, leonardo dicaprio, based on a real-life story. the new york stockbroker who makes a fortune by defrauding investors. take a sneak peek. >> i'll tell you what. you show me a pay stub for $72,000 and i'll quit my job right now and i work for you. >> hey, pauly. what's up? everything's fine. listen. i quit. >> and thus, it begins. jonah hill, joining us.
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first things first. you're working with prosthetic teeth right there? how was it? >> giant fake teeth. it was interesting. i had to learn how to retalk because i had a horrible lisp when i put them on. they would give me a month early. i would make phone calls all the time with the teeth in so i could deal with my lisp and do a strange accent. i would make phone calls. and call best buy and stuff like that. >> the preparation, you have the teeth. but you're also digging into the story. a story that maybe people feel like they know. but when you actually read about this one, the level of this fraud, what did you make of it all when you first came upon it? >> well, you know, there's been movies about wall street before and things like that. but i felt really strongly that i -- this character that i'm playing is perhaps someone i really respect very much or
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respect their morality very much. and so, i just thought it was really important to show realistically what it's hike for someone who has no moral compass, has no impulse control. and the only thing they really care about is being wealthy and all of the hedonistic things that come along with that and how you lose yourself along the way. >> and this is the first time for you with martin scorsese. i can only imagine, the casting process. first day on the set. what was it like? >> just all terrifying. no, martin socorsesscorsese, mye director of all-time. when i was told i would get the opportunity to meet with him about this movie, that alone, if that had just ended there, it would have been the highlight of my life. i was terrified. and the first month of rehearsals with just myself and martin scorsese and leonardo
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dicaprio. for the first few days, i was like, what am i doing here? what is going on? >> we have pictures of "the hollywood reporter" with all of you. you mentioned leo. the two of them had worked together a lot. >> yeah. this is their fifth film together. >> does that change the way it went on set? did that pay off for you guys in the end? >> well, basically, i had to go in there and really show them what the new game plan was. just kidding. i was terrified the whole time. >> got a nice clip. >> i was terrified the entire time. and these guys, my favorite actor and martin socore sescy, y favorite director. i shouldn't be in the same room as those guys. i tried to learn as much as possible. it was great to see how close they collaborate after four -- this was their fifth film together. i had never seen a bond like that between an actor and director. i respect them -- everyone
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respects them so much. and they respect each other so much. it was an amazing thing to watch and be a part of. >> an amazing film. robin mentioned it earlier. the trailer alone, and maybe people are seeing it for the first time. trailer of the year, no question. movie pays off in spades. jonah hill, go see this movie. it's "the wolf of wall street." >> i'm sorry i rupted your thing there. >> awesome. coming up here, apparently there's a teenage girl crushing the competition on the monster truck circuit. oh, yes, she is. we'll meet her, next.
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sleep number. comfort individualized. get ready to meet the most unlikely star of monster trucks. rosily ramos. rings the competition dominated by men. bianna golodryga has her story. >> reporter: her license plate says princess.
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but this is no royal carriage. and rosalee raymer is not your average girlie girl. >> being in a truck with 600 horsepower is unlike anything else. >> reporter: at 16 years old, ramer is barely old enough to drive. but that's not stopping her from crushing the competition as a monster truck driver. >> it's something that i've dreamt about. and i'm finally doing it. going over the jumps, sometimes 20, 30 feet in the air, i feel like i'm flying. >> reporter: when she comes back to earth, she says she lands as smooth as can be. >> i got eight nitrogen shocks on my truck. i don't feel a thing. >> reporter: she started competing about two years ago. and enters two dozen shows a year. but she doesn't just drive. she knows the mechanics, too. >> this one's good. >> she understands the machines inside and out. i believe in nurturing my kids and what they love to do. >> reporter: rosalee's dad says
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she was drawn to cars since she was small. >> if it had a steering wheel, and she could get in it, she would. >> i love doing my nails. i have a very difficult time keeping my hands clean. >> reporter: and she doesn't just have her eyes on the road, but the future, too. >> i do my best to keep straight-as. >> reporter: she just got her s.a.t. scores back. >> i'm in the 98th percentile for math. >> reporter: she wants to be an engineer. >> i love i.t. >> reporter: a princess driven in more ways than one. for "good morning america," bianna golodryga, abc news, new york. >> all that and in the 98th percentilt. way to go, rosalee. percentilt. way to go, rosalee. wif i can impart one lesson to a new business owner, it would be one thing i've learned is my philosophy is real simple american express open forum is an on-line community, that helps our members connect and share ideas to make smart business decisions. if you mess up, fess up. be your partners best partner.
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i know what i want for christmas. that car outside. >> so does twitter. >> i hope it's a "deals & steals." we have that tomorrow on "gma." >> 80% off. >> right.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. the big chill continues in the bay area with people facing more freezing or subfreezing temperatures this morning. meteorologist lisa argen, tell us how much longer this cold snap is going to last? >> well, kristen, good morning to you. more freezing temperatures tonight and we could see a rain and snow mix tomorrow night when the weather system heads our way. getting out of the 30s now and looking at temperatures only near 50 today. leyla? >> capital corridor train 5245 24 delayed 15 minutes between richmond and martinez due to train traffic. we also have this mull vehicle crash in san jose. northbound along 101 at yorba buena road. we have lanes blocked here and it is bumper to bumper making
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that drive up to san jose airport. kristen? >> leyla, thanks so much. stay warm. announcer: it'"le th kelly and michael." today, she stars in the new film "out of the fur face" zoe saldana. and, from the award-winning series "homeland," mandy patinkin. plus, a special holiday performance from singer leona lewis. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] announcer: now here are kelly ripa andiceltrahan [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause]